West University Book Club-Selection for December 7

Title to be discussed: Remember Ben Clayton, by Stephen Harrigan.  Wednesday December 7, 2011.  Review: “Like the statue at its center, Harrigan’s novel is a stunning work of art resting on a solid base of heartbreak.  The action ranges from the Texas plains to the devastated northern French landscape, with the presence of the violent Wild West strongly lingering. . . . The story builds with determined momentum, providing a grimly vivid sense of place and deep insight into the creative process and family relationships.   Harrigan’s The Gates of the Alamo has become a modern classic, and his latest deserves similar acclaim.”—Sarah Johnson, Booklist (starred)
 

Fall Booksale at WU

Check out the book bargains at the Friends of the West University Library used Book sale on Saturday, November 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The sale will be held on the covered walkway surrounding West University Library at 6108 Auden Street. All proceeds benefit the programs and collections of the library. For further information or to donate books, call 713-668-8273.
 

West University Book Club-Selection for November 2

Started Early Took My DogTitle to be discussed: Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson.  Wednesday November 2, at 11 am.  Review: British author Atkinson's magnificently plotted fourth novel featuring Jackson Brodie (after When Will There Be Good News?) takes the "semi-retired" PI back to his Yorkshire hometown to trace the biological parents of Hope McMasters, a woman adopted by a couple in the 1970s at age two.

Inprint Brown Reading Series

I would like to encourage everyone to attend the Inprint Brown Reading Series.  For more than 25 years Inprint has been bringing the world's leading writers to Houston.  The Series continues on October 10th with Booker Prize winning author of The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje, reading from his new novel The Cat's Table.   Check out the Inprint website for a complete listing of the readings this year, and for ticket information. 

West University Book Club-Selection for October 5

GileadTitle to be discussed: Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson.  Wednesday October 5, at 11 am.  Review: "[A] work of profound beauty and wonder....Millennia of philosophical musings and a century of American history are refracted through the prism of Robinson's exquisite and uplifting novel as she illuminates the heart of a mystic, poet, and humanist." Booklist